Follow the roads suspended between sky and sea and lined with medieval villages of fishermen tenaciously clinging onto the rocks. Admire the Cinque Terra and the charm of the pastel colored houses from the sea, and perched atop rugged cliff faces.
What to Expect
Admire the sight of the white marble quarries of the Apuan Alps as you drive through the "azure motorway" along a stretch of Tyrrhenian coast, before entering the Liguria territory. Soon you will reach Riomaggiore, a beautiful village of the Cinque Terre, characterized by medieval coloured tower-houses, steps, alleys and small squares, between two steep terraces. From here, you can take a relaxing stroll along the famous and romantic "Via dell’Amore", a smooth walk along the cliffs leading to Manarola.
The next small village in the Cinque Terre lies in the gorge of a high promontory among vines and olive trees. We continue onward and reach Vernazza, one of the most beautiful hamlets in Italy, a jewel perched on a rocky promontory which stretches out towards the sea with a small port against green hills. Admire the houses from the beach with the colours tarnished by salt and disappear among the lanes with dozens of shops. Indulge in the seafood cuisine served in a traditional Italian restaurant.
Next admire the beauty of the Cinque Terra from the sea in a boat along the stretch of water between Vernazza and Portovenere. The cruise will require one hour of navigation embracing the arch of the beautiful rugged coast featuring the picturesque villages you have just visited. Portovenere awaits you following the cruise and is a gemstone rich in history and art, nestled amongst a breathtaking and unique natural landscape.
Take a walk along the seaside and among the shops that sell authentic products and local handicrafts then visit the Gothic Church of San Pietro (1198), decorated with the typical white and black bands, perched on top of a high promontory and built on the remains of a Roman temple dedicated to the goddess Venus. Then, at the tour’s conclusion, admire the medieval sculptures of the Collegiate of San Lorenzo (1130) and the imposing Castello Doria overlooking the hamlet.
- Pick Up and Drop Off at the hotel
- Private DE-LUXE chauffeured vehicle at your disposal for 12 hours
- English speaking driver
- Public boat for the transfer from Vernazza to Portovenere
- Cinque Terre card
Know Before You Go
Departure Time: You can request a departure time, and we ask you to please specify it in your booking. You will receive a confirmed departure time once your booking is confirmed.